By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
4:12 PM EST, January 18, 2013
The Ravens officially ruled out cornerback Asa Jackson due to a hamstring injury on their final injury report of the week.
Meanwhile, the following players are questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game: rookie backup running back Bernard Pierce (bone bruise, right knee), starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (sprained right ankle, back), fullback Vonta Leach (right knee, ankle) and wide receiver David Reed (hamstring).
Pierce is expected to play, even if it's on a limited basis. Ellerbe and Leach are both expected to start. David Reed was limited in practice.
Sixteen players are listed as probable, including running back Anthony Allen (concussion), wide receiver Anquan Boldin (bruised left shoulder), cornerback Chykie Brown (shoulder), nose guard Terrence Cody (ankle), center Gino Gradkowski (concussion), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (thigh, knee), middle linebacker Ray Lewis (right triceps), linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (sprained right knee), strong safety Bernard Pollard (ribs), free safety Ed Reed (torn shoulder labrum), cornerback Jimmy Smith (sports hernia), wide receiver Torrey Smith (back), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (torn right biceps, torn Achilles) and offensive guard Marshal Yanda (right shoulder).
The Patriots have placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a forearm injury that requires surgery.
They listed five players as probable: cornerback Marquice Cole (finger), rookie defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), center Nick McDonald (shoulder), defensive end Trevor Scott (knee) and running back Danny Woodhead (thumb).
The Patriots removed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (non-injury reasons) from the injury report.